#IWD2018 and S-HLC: Hull’s Elsa Gidlow celebrated as “a remarkable poet and pioneer of sexual freedom”

On Monday 5th January I was honoured to attend Hull City Council’s Centenary Plaque unveiling, hosted by Councillor Mary Glew and with the Lord Mayor in attendance. This is an ongoing initiative to honour people from Hull, and these latest five plaques are all dedicated to inspirational women, launching a week of celebrations for International… Continue reading #IWD2018 and S-HLC: Hull’s Elsa Gidlow celebrated as “a remarkable poet and pioneer of sexual freedom”

Finalist Katie Bowden represents Hull Modern Languages and Cultures at Cambridge UG German Studies Conference

|By Katie Bowden On Saturday 10th February I attended the Cambridge Undergraduate Conference for German Studies. I presented a poster about my research for my final-year extended research project which deals with representation of women and fashion through print media in Weimar Germany. This meant that I stayed the weekend in Cambridge, went to a… Continue reading Finalist Katie Bowden represents Hull Modern Languages and Cultures at Cambridge UG German Studies Conference

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT LECTURE 2018

"Complaint as Diversity Work" PUBLIC LECTURE: WEDNESDAY MAY 9 2018, 6.00-7.30pm Wilberforce LT 15, University of Hull *** Tickets are now available online for the Mary Wollstonecraft Lecture. Currently they are listed on Hull Box Office and CultureNet and are limited. Please book early*** www.hullboxoffice.com www.culturenet.co.uk/events   SARA AHMED The lecture explores how complaint can be understood… Continue reading MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT LECTURE 2018

S-HLC and the Suzanne Denyer Awards in Modern Languages and Cultures

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) at Hull is very privileged to be in receipt of monies from a donor who has asked us to distribute them in memory of Suzanne Denyer, a graduate who read Modern Languages and graduated in 1974 (BA Hons, French and German). The donor is a cousin of… Continue reading S-HLC and the Suzanne Denyer Awards in Modern Languages and Cultures

S-HLC Essay Competition 2017: Reflections from our French Language Prize Winner Roberta Hadgraft (Hornsea Sixth Form)

Roberta Hadgraft, Year 12 Hornsea Sixth Form It’s easy to dismiss emails; many of us scan through our inboxes rather passively - myself included. However, I was drawn to one particular email from my Sixth Form Office in early October. It advertised a unique opportunity for me to exercise and ideally enhance my French writing… Continue reading S-HLC Essay Competition 2017: Reflections from our French Language Prize Winner Roberta Hadgraft (Hornsea Sixth Form)

Medieval Lives, or, there’s lots to find out about Hull’s medieval people

by Elisabeth Salter On Saturday 28th October I gave a “Culture Café” lecture on the subject of “Medieval Lives”.  Culture café is a great series run by the University of Hull and coordinated by Jackie McAndrew. Find out about more future events here: http://libcal.hull.ac.uk/calendar/opencampus Culture Café is part of the University's programme of adult lifelong… Continue reading Medieval Lives, or, there’s lots to find out about Hull’s medieval people

Claire Wardle: From BA American Studies to a career at Harvard

It is entirely fitting that Claire Wardle, an American Studies graduate, should give us our first S-HLC and Hull alumni vlog presentation. Claire offers a fascinating account here of a career which has seen her move from her Hull student days to a current position running First Draft - a not-for-profit company - at Harvard.… Continue reading Claire Wardle: From BA American Studies to a career at Harvard

Heather Watson, BA Italian & Spanish (Hull): From a love of Italy to world tours with Ducati

I followed a joint degree programme in Italian and Spanish, graduating with a 2:1 in 2001. Thanks to an internship carried out at the University of Bologna during the third year of my studies (the ‘year abroad’), I fell in love with the city and, more generally, with Italy. Upon graduating, I returned to resume… Continue reading Heather Watson, BA Italian & Spanish (Hull): From a love of Italy to world tours with Ducati

History lecturer Dr Catherine Baker visits workshop on ‘militarisation’ and social media in Stockholm

Dr Catherine Baker From the ranks of past, present and future soldiers on toyshop shelves to the ubiquitous red Remembrance poppy, war and the military permeate everyday life in ways we often take for granted. Yet these everyday traces of militarism in popular culture, and the histories behind how they were produced or how people… Continue reading History lecturer Dr Catherine Baker visits workshop on ‘militarisation’ and social media in Stockholm

Hull PDRA Susannah Hopson reflects: “Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America 1607-1890”

Dr Susannah Hopson I have just joined the History subject group in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures as a research assistant on the project, ‘Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America, 1607-1890’, after completing my PhD here at Hull in 2017. My PhD was a study of the collective memory and memorialization of… Continue reading Hull PDRA Susannah Hopson reflects: “Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America 1607-1890”